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Schneider Xenar 150mm F3.5 in Compur Shutter

€350.00 EUR

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History: This is a good example of the optical masterwork made by the famous Carl Schneider Kreuznach Company in Germany. The Xenar (Tessar layout) was one of the most succesfull lens designs back then. The best thing here is, that its not the quite common F4.5 version which was sold over decades a million times, this is the faster F3.5 !! version which was made only for special customers and rare by any standards.

Condition: The metall is in a absolute nice condition, there is almost no wear to the housing and the black laquere is in a good condition The glass is in good  condition, there is only a tiny spot of wear in the rear glass. The lens is uncoated and will work well for wet plate photography. The Compur shutter looks very good and the times sound about right. The aperture is working smoothly.


The lens has a focal lenght of 150mm at a speed of F3.5. It will cover 4x5 format with a nice shallow DOF.


Lens comes with a flange/retaining ring and both caps.



height: 4cm
width: 5cm
weight: 300gr



Insured and tracked shipping cost:

Germany - 10 eur
EU* - 20 eur
Worldwide - 60 eur


*(the site offers only 2 shipping variations, DE and worldwide. buyers from EU please either contact me beforehand for a reduced EU cost, or after buying so i can send a refund over the difference)






Importent Note: This item comes from my private collection and is around 100 years old (antique). I try my best to describe all the faults and major damage which are relevant for the function of this item. But the actuall item can show signs of wear and also some cosmetic blemishes/damage which is not described in the auction text! When buying this item the buyer agrees to this terms.

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